By Cecil Colwin
''In step forward Swimming, swimming trainer and historian Cecil Colwin describes how aggressive swimmers of the trendy period - resembling swimming giants Ian Thorpe and furnish Hackett - practice cutting edge education equipment and stroke options to set new criteria of functionality. All 4 strokes in addition to begins and turns are offered in thorough aspect in Colwin's easy-to-grasp tutorial style.''--BOOK JACKET.
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The Dolphin Butterfly Stroke Henry Myers of the Brooklyn Dragon Swim Club is generally credited with developing the butterfly stroke. In 1933, while swimming breaststroke in practice, as a novelty diversion he tried pulling his arms through to his hips and recovering them over the water like a double freestyle arm recovery. He was amazed to find he could beat his club’s best breaststroke swimmers in short practice swims by combining his new double overarm action with his usual breaststroke kick.
7. What should be the timing of the legs in relation to the arms? 8. When and how should inhalation and exhalation of air be timed into the rhythm of the stroke cycle? Thanks to trial and error and research in biomechanics, we can now answer these questions with far greater certainty. During the first 30 years of the 20th century, a synthesis of crawl stroke fundamentals gradually emerged, the process greatly aided by coaches Louis de B. Handley, William Bachrach, and Frank Sullivan, and swimmers such as Charles Daniels, Duke Kahanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, and many others.
The Crawl Stroke Body Position Handley said that in crawl swimming the body should be held as in standing upright on tiptoe, so that it formed a straight line, with the head erect, back slightly arched, legs together, and feet pointed. Resting on the water there should be a gentle downward slant from head to feet. Handley (1918) added that when a swimmer’s speed made it “possible to hydroplane more effectively, the slant of the body should be more pronounced, but it must lessen gradually as the pace is decreased to cover lengthening courses” (p.